Groom, Handicapper & Special Sovereign Award Announced

The Jockey Club of Canada has unveiled the winners for the Groom, Handicapper and Special Sovereign Award. The Groom Award will go to Alfredo Ramos, who has worked for Hall of Famer Roger Attfield for the past 10 years. The Handicapper Award was won by Michael Eisen, former Microsoft of Canada Chief Legal Officer and winner of Woodbine’s Player of the Year Award. Sam Lima is the winner of the Special Sovereign Award, which recognizes someone who has significantly contributed to the horse racing industry in Canada. Lima is a horseman, HBPA official and driving force of the Toronto Thoroughbred Racing Club. The Sovereign Awards will be given out Apr. 19.